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Police denies Okija AK 47 rifle discovery

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By O’star Eze
Anambra has refuted the recent claim by some online publications that 50 rifles were discovered by children playing in , Ihiala local government area of .
Addressing the issue via a press statement over the weekend, the public relations officer, SP Haruna Mohammed stated that the publication had also claimed that the rifles were hidden by Fulani herdsmen in wait for their planned assault and that the children that made the reported to their elders who confiscated the rifles and handed them over to the .
However, condemning the publication as false and a product of mischief makers, the image maker warned the originators of the publication to desist from such acts that could put them on the wrong side of the law.
He also enjoined residents of the state to disregard the publication assuring them of their safety while they go about their lawful duties.
Mohammed’s statement read in part; “The attention of the Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to online publication that some children went to fetch firewood at in Anambra State and discovered about 50 pieces of AK 47 guns hidden by Fulani herdsmen in wait for their planned assault and that the children reported to some elders who handed over the rifles to the Police.
“The publication is false and orchestrated by mischief makers who are bent on creating chaos in the State in order to achieve their selfish desires. Persons circulating this inciting publication are warned to desist forthwith as any one apprehended will face the full wrath of the law.
“Finally, the command further assures the citizens of adequate protection and urged them to disregard the fake news and go about their legitimate business, please.”

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